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10:40 AM ET, March 10, 2014

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Andrew Solomon / New Yorker:
The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.  —  In Peter Lanza's new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls “the stuff.”  Since the day in December, 2012, when his son Adam killed his own mother …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
John Kerry's brutal CNN joke  —  Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a knife to the heart of CNN during Saturday night's address at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the white-tie-and-tails event hosted by Washington's most prestigious press group.  —  During a humorous and well-received speech …
ThinkProgress:
Meet America's Most Hated Doctors  —  You received years of specialized training in a field that you're passionate about.  You've decided to work in an area of the country where you feel you can make a difference.  You have a family, and you're primarily concerned about helping other families thrive.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Senate Democrats' donor-friendly global warming show  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL SENATE GLOBAL WARMING  —  On Monday night into Tuesday morning, two dozen Senate Democrats — members of the party's newly-formed Climate Action Task Force — plan to hold a all-night, filibuster-like talkathon on the issue of global warming.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Susan Davis / USA Today:
Democrats plan all-night ‘talkathon’ on climate change
Discussion: Fox News
CNN:
CNN Poll: 59% approve of sanctions against Russia  —  Washington (CNN) - Slightly more Americans approve than disapprove of how President Barack Obama has so far handled the crisis in Ukraine, but that has not affected the President's overall job approval rating, according to a new national poll.
Siva Govindasamy / Reuters:
Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source  —  (Reuters) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and National Review
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Fox News:
Interpol says no country checked its database before Malaysia flight
John Tierney / The Atlantic Online:
The True Detective Finale: That's It?  —  Should we feel bad for Nic Pizzolatto?  Our roundtable discusses “Form and Void,” the eighth installment in HBO's series.  —  Spencer Kornhaber, Christopher Orr, and Amy Sullivan discuss the latest episode of True Detective.  —  Sullivan: Did Rust Cohle just get religion?
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Liberty, Equality, Efficiency  —  Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
CPAC BONUS SATURDAY — THE PRINCESS IN EXCELSIS … WASHINGTON, D.C. — By now, and by god, it should have settled permanently in the consciousness of the nation what a huge and untoward gamble with the country John McCain and his campaign took in 2008 when they elevated Sarah Palin …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall  —  Uninsured rate drops most among lower-income and black Americans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of Americans without health insurance continues to fall, measuring 15.9% so far in 2014 compared with 17.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Plum Line
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Here's A Photo Of Darrell Issa Awkwardly Dancing  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) took a break from his endless investigations into the Obama administration and checked out SXSW in Austin, Texas this weekend.  —  While there, he showed off his dance moves by trying out a new game from Microsoft.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Associated Press:
No militia means more intrusive law enforcement: Column  —  Our Framers didn't envision a free state with the current level of government control.  —  The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State …
Discussion: Hit & Run
 
 
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Robert Gates on Ukraine crisis, ‘reset’ with Russia; Sen. Rand Paul lays out vision for America at CPAC
Discussion: Right Turn and Althouse
New York Times:
Staking $1 Billion That Herbalife Will Fail, Then Lobbying to Bring It Down
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Bloomberg View
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Worst Congress ever?
Discussion: The Week and New York Times
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Ruling Clears Way for Skakel Libel Suit
Discussion: The Raw Story and Mediaite
David Weigel / Slate:
At CPAC, a new generation of conservatives wrestles with what it means to be a foreign policy hawk.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Camp to Obama: Let's talk
Bloomberg:
Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says
Discussion: Vox Popoli
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Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
George Zimmerman appearance at Florida gun show draws blanks
Maya Yarowsky / JerusalemOnline.com:
American State Dept. Spokesman: “Palestinians need not recognize the Jewish state”
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Meet ‘Oblasio’: De Blasio's turning into Obama's twin
Discussion: Politicker and Power Line
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
The Fat Drug  —  IF you walk into a farm-supply store today …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Balloon Juice
Mark Halperin / TIME:
Clinton Super PAC ‘Ready For Hillary’ Gets Readier
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Four Factions, No Favorite
Discussion: Politico
 

 
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Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Post reporter, other Americans appear to have been detained in Iran

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire

Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Why Harry Potter And The Simpsons Are Key To A Fox-Time Warner Deal

 
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